Saturday, January 21, 2012

Race Bible for Blubber Burn Classic III




It's that time again.

3rd annual Blubber burn is upon us.



It's the same basic concept as the last two years.

Meet at the Heartland Dump Parking lot on January 29th. Register from 10:30-11:30.

Race starts at 12 and costs five buck which will go directly to South Island Mountain Bike Society since we will be riding on their trails.
"Race Clothing" encouraged.


I will probably run a similar course to last year, unless we have lots of snow, then I'll make an easier course.

It's a cross race, so if you have a CX bike show up on that. If you don't have a CX bike you can use a Mountain bike but only if it's single speed, or the shifters are locked out. There will be race officials that will inspect mountain bikes, and we can help with "singlespeeding" bikes as well. Mountain bikers will also be held back at the start line for a few seconds.

The course will most likely be the same as the last two years:
It starts at the north end of Inventive. From there it goes up Emergency one to Fire drill to Rollie ridge to Crazy horse, then down the fire road and skips into the bottom part of Nite shift and then up the fire road back to the start. I imagine the lap is only about 1,5 to 2 km but it is very challenging on a cross bike. For about 80% of the course you'll be in your 3 lowest gears. There will be some sort of barriers.

Some photos from two years ago:
http://s304.photobucket.com/albums/nn169/h-gunn/blubber%20burn%20classic/

some here as well:
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.148956298490846.38554.100001294311255&type=3